Horsham’s Methodist Church was the venue on Saturday 14th March for the eagerly awaited return of Farlingtonic Choir under the direction of Jane Thomas, who also brought Farlington School’s Aristoskatz choir, soloists and instrumentalists to give a most appreciative audience an evening packed with varied and interesting repertoire.
The concert also raised a magnificent total of £720 raised for the charity ‘Action for Children’.
Farlingtonic Choir, made up of parents, teachers and friends of Farlington School, got the concert off to a great start with ‘Simple Gifts’ and Rutter’s tricky arrangement of ‘It was a lover and his lass’. They later gave us a lively performances of ‘Hava Nagila’ complete with dancers, and a medley from ‘My Fair Lady’. Strood Recorder Consort showed their versatility with Baroque dances and Berlin’s ‘Putting on the Ritz’, together with a lovely Handel duet; whilst the Ukulele Group and The Saxophonics provided contrasting show-stoppers.
The talented Aristoskatz choir sang Brahms most movingly, then a close-harmony version of ‘Sailing’; and soloists Eleanor Harvie and Olivia Middleton gave beautiful performances of Bach and Kurt Weill. Violinists Dawn Richards and Mackenzie Liang led the Telemann Strings in some lively Vivaldi, whose ‘Gloria’ provided a stirring moment before the massed choirs’ final ‘Adiemus’ by Karl Jenkins.
Report by Pat Enticott, Horsham Methodist Church. Picture contributed.